The Obama regime has unveiled a plan for a “trusted identity” which would create a single secure password for all of your online accounts.
The Obama regime is behind this. What could possibly go wrong?
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is going to start out as a voluntary system. The problem, according to the government is that we have a whole bunch of passwords jotted down on post-it notes and we have memory questions such as mother’s maiden name or favorite pet.
Assuming this is a problem, why is it the government’s business to solve this problem?
The concept is to create a single software source that can be used to log on to any number of accounts you have, such as your bank, credit cards, and other transactions. Let’s see, what could go wrong with this?
Let’s start with the basics. It is a government program. To err is human, but to really screw up, you need the government. This program is at first a voluntary program, but who says this program will stay a voluntary program? Remember, government bureaucrats are graded on how they can expand their departments, so how could this one be expanded?
We start with something voluntary. Then states are offered the proverbial federal bribe with federal funds. The Feds will offer money if states require the use of these secure ID’s. If you want to do anything with your state or local government online, you will be required to get one of these ID’s.
Certain people say starting with sex offenders would be required to use one of these ID’s before they would be allowed online. Then it would be expanded from there. Before long, we would all be required to have these government ID’s to get online. How long then before the government would have the power to revoke your permission to be online?
Given the Obama regime’s hatred towards those who disagree with them and their desire to control the media and dissenting opinions, that is not an unreasonable belief.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Some of the intentions of the people behind this may be good. But this is perhaps the classic case of if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.
Perhaps the best statement here is that if this problem were really serious, the private sector would come up with a solution. The private sector works wonders. Look at all of the amazing products out there. There are programs to lock your identity so that it cannot be stolen from you. There are password programs. There are back up programs and other types of programs that will do almost anything you want.
If this were a problem that needed a solution, free enterprise would come up with it. Government has never made a country prosperous and has never solved a major problem. As Ronald Reagan said, government is not the solution, it is the problem. In this case, with the Obama regime, the last thing we need is them trying to solve this non-existent problem.
My sentiments, exactly! Well said!
I like it, Ron. Have you written your Congressman with this idea. Is Florida Marco Rubio's state? I think he would be very interested in this.
Mind if I copy this and send it to my Representatives Secretary of State, and Governor? We definitely need to tighten up voter protocols. Also citizenship verification.
And while we're at it, before you get the little card and #2 pencil, how about we check and make sure you are who you say you are -- by using valid photo ids (such as your driver's license -- or if not that then a photo id made at the DMV for non-drivers) that at one time required proof of citizenship and residency (such as a birth certificate and local billing) -- and making sure you are on the voter registration roles.
We have to show our id here in VA.
And let's make it more difficult -- not less -- to vote in absentia.
As to the idea above, sounds just like Obama. We can't "card" people who break the law to make sure they are not illegal -- but we can start working on requiring everyone to have a govt. identifiable registration to get into your own private accounts.
They NEED the illegal and felon voters to win. They NEED our cyber info to tap into our privacy. Cause they don't like individual property rights (excepting, of course, their own). Cause they hate privacy (excepting their own, of course).
I agree with you Melanie, 100%. Our problem here in Michigan at least is you do not have to be a citizen to get a Driver's License and when you get your license they ask you if you want to register to vote and STILL they don't ask for proof of citizenship. I personally knew a person who was registered to vote and he had only been in this country for 6 months. I wrote to our Sec of State's office and informed them of this and the staffer was very dismissive of my concerns. I worked this past election as a poll watcher and the ladies working the polls were very good at making sure proper ID was shown by everyone and that they matched the Qualified Voter File. But being in the QVF is no guarantee that a person is a citizen. The verification process is non-existent at the SOS office and has been for a long time. A very dear friend of mine has devoted the last 3 years of her life to getting the state to properly verify citizenship and clean up the QVF. I stand ready to testify when that time comes. Sorry, didn't mean to get on my soapbox!